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In metatrader 4 and matetrader 5 there is option to save/load SET files, which are very useful when you want to save some settings from different forex robots (expert advisors) I have decided to prerare short article for this purpose. Saving and loading SET files makes easy the life of traders who want to change default settings in different expert advisors.

 

How to save your forex robot's SET files in metatrader 4 and 5?

Firstly, I want to mark that saving your forex robots settings in SET files will save you a lot of trouble in the future if you really do not know your settings after doing optimizations. Many forex traders do custom optimizations of the forex robots in order to have better results. After doing optimizations of the expert advisors you may start using them but at some day it may interrupt our PC and your computer to restart, and you lose all these otpmizations. Can you imagine to have really successful settings and at some point in the future to lose them and not to remember? This is really undesired situation. For that reason, it is really smart to save your forex robots SET files and backup them so you can guarantee your work will be save.

Here are the steps how to save SET files on MetaTrader 4:

Save SET Files - MetaTrader 4

  • Right click on the chart, where your forex robot is attached.
  • Then choose Expert Advisors -> Properties

Save SET Files - MetaTrader 4

  • A new window will open. On this window, basically, you can see 4 tabs "About", "Common", "Inputs" and "Dependencies"
  • Click on "Inputs" tab.
  • Then at the bottom of the window there are buttons "Load","Save", "Ok", "Cancel" and "Reset"
  • Click "Save" button.
  • New window will open. On this window you have to give a name to the SET file. You can also choose type of the SET file and location where you want to save it.
  • Then click save. The file will be saved in the folder where you have chosen. By default it goes to "Terminal Data Folder\MQL4\Presets" folder
  • That's all.

 

On MetaTrader 5 the steps are almost similar, please read:

Save SET Files - MetaTrader 5

  • Right click on the chart, where your forex robot is attached.
  • Then choose Expert List

Save SET Files - MetaTrader 5

 

  • A new window will open. On this window, you have to choose the chart(currency pair) that you want to save. Please click the one you want to save and then choose the button "Properties" which is located on the right-hand side of the window.
  • New window will pop-up
  • On that window you have 2 tabs "Common" and "Inputs". Please choose "Inputs".
  • Then at the bottom of the window there are buttons "Load","Save", "Ok", "Cancel" and "Reset"
  • Click "Save" button.
  • New window will open. On this window you have to give a name to the SET file. You can also choose type of the SET file and location where you want to save it.
  • Then click save. The file will be saved in the folder where you have chosen. By default it goes to "Terminal Data Folder\MQL4\Presets" folder
  • That's all.

 

 

How to load your forex robot's SET files in metatrader 4 and 5?

The steps for loading SET files is as simple as saving them, even it is easier because you don't need to save them. Loading SET files will save you a lot of time and effor in case your forex robots have complexs settings. Below you will find the steps how to load SET files in your forex robots:

 

  • Right click on the chart, where your forex robot is attached.
  • Then choose Expert Advisors -> Properties
  • A new window will open. On this window, you have to go to "Inputs" Tab
  • Then at the bottom of the window there are buttons "Load","Save", "Ok", "Cancel" and "Reset"
  • Click "Load" button.
  • New window will open. On this window you have to choose the SET file you want to load. IMPORTANT: Please go the the directiory where you saved your SET files before. Also keep in mind that if you save them in the defaul folder of your metatrader 4 or 5 they are located in folder PRESETS in your metatrader 4/5 installation folder.
  • Then double click on the SET files and it will load
  • The last step is to click SAVE button at the bottom of the window with the settings
  • That's all.

 

I hope this article will be useful for some traders. If you like it please share our article in social media. For any questions contact us!

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